Assalam alaikum I am a student and I am forced to write a school board project on magic will this make me a kafir ?
No it won't, it's the same as writing about Worshiping statues, Adultery, ... writing about what you don't believe in doesn't make you kafir.
What makes you a Kafir however is breaking the first of the 5 principles Islam is built on (breaking the other 4 makes you a faasiq), here they are:
- Admitting that Allah is the only God and Mohammad is his last messenger.
- Giving charity to the poor.
- Fasting Ramadan.
- Visiting Mecca and doing Hajj (optional; only if you have enough money and time)
(As said by the Prophet peace be upon him in Hadith 3 - Al bukhary)